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Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Midwest GeoSciences Group.

In order to make you feel comfortable and secure in our online store, Midwest GeoSciences Group has taken numerous precautions to guard your security while making purchases online.

What personally identifiable information is being collected? Midwest GeoSciences Group does not collect any personally identifiable information about the consumer, unless the consumer specifically gives it to us. We receive the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail (or to receive our newsletters) and information volunteered by the consumer, such as membership information, survey information, requests for information, and/or site registrations. Physical addresses, phone numbers, e-mail address, credit card numbers and expiration dates are needed for orders placed on the site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others.

How do I update personally identifiable information?
You can update your personally identifiable information by writing to us at the above postal address on our CONTACT PAGE, or by calling us during our hours of operation. If you are a registered user, you can also update your personal information on our website.

How is the information being used and with whom may the information be shared?
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web site, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site or problems with their request, and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. Information entered when a person registers for our newsletters is not shared.

Registration information is used to allow Midwest GeoSciences Group to communicate better with our customers. The information collected during voluntary registration enables us to give e-mail subscribers news articles and offers that correspond with their interests, and to present merchandise and offers to site visitors that will be of particular interest to them.

What are cookies and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small amount of text placed in a file on the user's hard drive by a Web site you've visited. These types of cookies cannot identify an individual user specifically, such as by name or address. Midwest GeoSciences Group uses these cookies to observe our site visitor's navigation throughout the site. This helps us identify ways to improve the shopping experience. This information does not in any way reveal any personal data about visitors.

Midwest GeoSciences Group also uses a session cookie, which is not placed on the users hard drive. A session cookie is a piece of identification between the browser and our server; to keep track of the items in a user's shopping cart and other session information. This cookie will disappear when the session expires or the user closes the browser. It is never written to the user's computer.

What choices are available regarding the collection, use and distribution of the information and how you can correct any inaccuracies in information?
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us or by writing to us and telling us that you do not want to receive e-mail from our company. Note: We do not make e-mail addresses available to any other organizations or companies.

If you provide us with your postal address, you may receive periodic catalogs from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us or writing to us. Please provide us with your exact name and postal address. We will be sure your name will be removed from the mailings of this information.

If you provide us with your telephone number or facsimile (FAX) number, you may receive telephone or FAX contact from us with information regarding your orders or requests for information. Please provide us with your correct phone numbers or FAX numbers so we can contact you if we have a problem with your order.

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will attempt to notify you. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

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